Puzzle & Dragons Story Now Available on Apple Arcade; Focuses on Standalone Narrative Instead of Gacha Mechanics

Puzzle & Dragons Story Now Available on Apple Arcade; Focuses on Standalone Narrative Instead of Gacha Mechanics

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced that the newest entry of the Puzzle & Dragons series, Puzzle & Dragons Story, is now available on Apple Arcade.

This title features the familiar “match-three puzzle gameplay with roleplaying elements, including dungeon exploration, creature collection, and progression.” The story has players control Root Hunter, trying to discover the cause of a calamity that has caused significant harm to the continent of Libra.

Puzzle & Dragons Story is explicitly described as “a standalone narrative-focused experience instead of gacha mechanics found in the original smartphone edition of Puzzle & Dragons.”

The three types of dungeons players will encounter are listed below:

  • Story: As Root Hunter, players must match three or more Orbs vertically or horizontally to command allied creatures of the same color as the erased Orbs to attack enemies. Successfully clearing a dungeon progresses the story.
  • Special: New Special Dungeons are added every week. Some creatures only appear within Special Dungeons, and defeating them offers a chance to collect their Roots.
  • Colosseum: The Colosseum offers high-difficulty challenges, with additional dungeons arriving in the future.

The gameplay loop will have players build and power up teams, clear dungeons, level up, and use earned Crystal drops to create new allies. For assistance, the Root Tree can be referenced for details on performing creature creation.

You can view official key art and screenshots for Puzzle & Dragons Story via our gallery below:

You can view the launch trailer of Puzzle & Dragons Story below:

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